OMG: Arctic Circle Has Been in Syndication For Ten Years

Arctic Circle was picked up by King Features in 2006 and there followed a long period of development (where I sent off strips to my editor, Brendan Burford and he told me everything that was wrong with them). It launched in newspapers on August 27th, 2007. Here is the first week (I didn’t do the colouring back then, so the files I have are black and white):
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Bleeker the Rechargeable Dog Debuts with King Features

I met Jonathan Mahood and his robot dog creation on Comics Sherpa. I was doing a panel called humancull.com and his strip was called Hoover the Rechargeable Dog at that point (changed to Bleeker prevent problems with the vacuum cleaner folks). I emailed him about my Hoover the Hungry Dog creation and we have stayed in touch ever since. (more…)

Arctic Circle Celebrates 3 Years of Cartoon Syndication

Arctic Circle was launched by King Features Syndicate on 27th August 2007. I had had a very short development period before that since my editors (Jay Kennedy who signed me up and Brendan Burford, who took me to launch and has been my sounding board, advisor and all-round ace editor ever since) felt that the comic strip was almost ready for launch when they signed me in November 2006. (more…)